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Dublin: 3 °C Thursday 2 October, 2014


# education - Yesterday’s News

Enda Kenny meets next generation of European enthusiasts

He was launching the Blue Star programme for primary schools.

# education - Monday 29 September, 2014

Calls for farm safety to be taught to primary students following Cork farm accident

A young girl was killed in a farming accident over the weekend.

From Business ETC Shouldn’t you be at school, SMEs? How a lack of training is letting down business Stay Classy This post contains a poll

Shouldn’t you be at school, SMEs? How a lack of training is letting down business

Poll: What’s the best way to learn about running a business, in class or the school of hard knocks?

# education - Friday 26 September, 2014

HSE launches new website to tell teens everything they need to know about sex

In a recent survey, young people said what they basically want is to be told the facts without a lecture.

Opinion: Employees can still be discriminated against over their sexuality – this must end

The private lives of teachers and health workers should never be used against them, writes Senator Ivana Bacik.

# education - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

Ebola education team killed amid fears of organ harvesting

The bodies were found in a septic tank of a primary school. 27 people have been arrested.

From Business ETC There’s “no room” in the Irish economy for tax cuts – we should be investing instead Careful Now

There’s “no room” in the Irish economy for tax cuts – we should be investing instead

The conditions just aren’t right yet, the Nevin Institute has said.

# education - Friday 19 September, 2014

From Business ETC What I learned: striving for the paperless classroom App-ly Yourself

What I learned: striving for the paperless classroom

Tablet computers could soon replace books – but it’s not as simple as just adding iPads.

# education - Thursday 18 September, 2014

One in three Irish primary students share a class with another grade. Does it matter?

Not much according to new research, but a bit more for girls than boys.

# education - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

One third of secondary teachers are on part-time contracts

But that could be about to change.

Student teachers say Gaeltacht placement is ‘unregulated waste of money’

The Department of Education said it had not taken the decision to abolish the subsidy lightly but cuts had to be made.

# education - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

Trinity College down ten points in world university rankings

Ireland’s top ranked institution is now 71st in the world, while two universities in the UK have moved up in the top ten.

# education - Monday 15 September, 2014

Column: ‘My school was unable to have a dedicated higher maths class, so I studied through video-link’

Through ‘Connected Classroom’ four students participated in higher-level maths classes through a video link-up with their sister school, Coláiste Bríde in Clondalkin.

# education - Thursday 11 September, 2014

From Business ETC The Big Idea: The Dublin education company building a global audience of 1 million students Back To School

The Big Idea: The Dublin education company building a global audience of 1 million students

Examtime is just 18 months old, but already is making waves in the education world by putting students first.

# education - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

Are you worried about your teen heading out for JC night? Here’s some advice…

Parents and those running bars and off licences are being asked to be extra vigilant today.

More than 60,000 students will get their Junior Cert results today

There was an increase in the number of students taking up higher level maths and more than 90% of the Junior Cycle cohort takes up science.

# education - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Our unemployment rates are among the highest in the developed world

But things look a lot healthier when it comes to education…

# education - Monday 8 September, 2014

DIT’s new Grangegorman campus opens its doors to 1,000 students this morning

The campus, in Dublin’s north inner city, will eventually be the academic home to 20,000 students.

# education - Saturday 6 September, 2014

One-in-10 Irish children can’t read properly when leaving school

One organisation, SUAS, is helping to fight that.

# education - Friday 5 September, 2014

“Are you a control freak?” – Enda Kenny answers tough questions from the Moone Boy kid

Did you ever flush your sandwiches down the toilet, Taoiseach? Well, did you?

# education - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

From Business ETC Moving up in the world: Ireland is now the 25th most competitive country Watch Your Backs

Moving up in the world: Ireland is now the 25th most competitive country

We got high scores for primary education but our macroeconomic environment is dragging us down.

# education - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

Another English language school has closed, days after it said it wouldn’t

English in Dublin going is the seventh such closure in the last five months.

Students from closed colleges must be in education for immigration reasons – Minister

The reminder came as the Government announced a clamp down on ‘rogue operators’ in the international education sector

“Banning things can be difficult”: Minister rules out action on school vending machines

Jan O’Sullivan’s also rejected calls for a tax on fizzy drinks in the upcoming Budget. Doctors have called for urgent action to address childhood obesity

# education - Monday 1 September, 2014

# education - Sunday 31 August, 2014

Third-level grants could be open to asylum seekers next year

Minister Jan O’Sullivan intends on ensuring that people in Direct Provision are able to avail of grants like their classmates are.

# education - Thursday 28 August, 2014

# education - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

Some creches waiting FIVE years between inspections

“It’s just not good enough,” says Early Childhood Ireland.

# education - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

Bus Éireann technical glitch leaves families waiting for yearly tickets

Thousands of families are still waiting while some schools start this week.

# education - Monday 25 August, 2014

Nearly 40,000 people have accepted CAO offers

Round two offers will be out on Thursday.

Teachers see a worrying rise in Irish children coming to school hungry

Missing breakfast is causing kids to lose six weeks of learning each year.

# education - Saturday 23 August, 2014

Opinion: 10 things you can do if you didn’t get that college place you wanted

It may not seem so right now, but the world is your oyster…

# education - Friday 22 August, 2014

Column: Let’s make this school year better for people with autism

What can be done to support people with autism in mainstream education? Three words: awareness, dialogue and openness.

# education - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

Opinion: The disparity in third level participation should make us angry

It is unacceptable that Dublin school leavers from affluent areas are six times more likely to continue to third level education than their counterparts.

99% of young adults in D6 go to college, just 15% in D17

A report from the Higher Education Authority says we “urgently need to tap into the deep reservoirs of disadvantage”.

# education - Monday 18 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge 17 of the coolest lecturers you’ll wish you had in college CAO

# education - Sunday 17 August, 2014

Opinion: Taking the first steps into education can be daunting – for child and parent

Venturing into the unknown is scary. Here’s how to make things a little easier…

# education - Saturday 16 August, 2014

Oscar Pistorius trial shown in South African classrooms

The exceptional trial is being used to teach legal principles to young students.

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